The chassis

For the shortest possible stopping distance – the Atego brake system

Come to a standstill faster

To minimise stopping distances, the Atego is available with either disc brakes all round or disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear, depending on the vehicle model, each with ABS as standard. Not to mention a dual-circuit pneumatic brake system operating at 10 bar of constant pressure. The brakes respond faster, leaving more valuable time for the actual braking process which in turn provides improved safety on the road. Even after the brakes are used repeatedly in quick succession, there is no fade or delayed response. An engine brake and constantly-open throttle valve are available as standard for vehicles weighing 9.5 t and above or as an option for other models.

With the new, further developed disc brakes the Atego is even safer: thanks to improved emergency running characteristics and significantly increased sturdiness.

Even faster: the optional Telligent® brake system shortens the stopping distance considerably. Since the brake commands are sent in the form of electronic signals, the full braking power is available almost immediately. By simply measuring the speed with which the brake pedal is depressed, Brake Assist can detect a hazardous situation and apply the maximum braking force instantly.

The integrated brake wear equalisation function distributes the braking force to each wheel to prevent uneven brake wear. This also makes economic sense since the brake pads are all changed at the same time resulting in less downtime.

The integrated hill holder – part of the optional Telligent® brake system – prevents the Atego from rolling backwards or forwards unintentionally since damage to the body panels or the load can be both expensive and infuriating. The Telligent® brake system even makes pulling away easier as the optional ASR prevents wheel spin.